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Scoring

In competitive chess, a player scores one point for a win, a half-point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. So the rankings at the end of a tournament are easy to calculate by simple addition.

In the early 19th century, when modern competitive play began, draws were ignored, and a match was won by the player who first scored an agreed number of wins, or who had the most wins after an agreed number of games. With the advent of all-play-all tournaments (the first international all-play-all was held in London in 1851) draws became more important. At first, rules were devised to discourage draws, which were very unpopular with the chess public, but gradually these were dropped and draws were counted as a half-point.


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Chess via Cellular Phones

Nowadays more of us read our emails on our cellular phone, send email as SMS and receive email in SMS.
Then can we play correspondence chess here in SMS?
Yes, more players play on their mobile phones. They get an SMS when their opponents take moves and send in their moves in SMS too.
Why not?
Although receiving SMSes all the day can be annoying, the digest mode helps in this case.
 
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